General Description:

​Students discuss real world economic situations and concepts in this one day, 17 week class.  Students tackle the basics of economics and use their understanding to examine practical life problems.  How does our money supply work, supply and demand, inflation?  All these things affect us; how can we learn from them?  Why are some businesses successful while others fail?  What is a good work ethic?  Students are encouraged to bring in current financial events to discuss.  

Students Who Should Take This Class:

This course should be taken by all high school students.  It is required for high school graduation and counts as 0.5 credit.


Fees cover all classroom handouts and activities.

Supplies Provided by the Student:

Students must have Money Matters, the Money Matters student workbook, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Mayberry, and Whatever Happened to Penny Candy student workbook.



Deborah Woody is a graduate of MTSU with a degree in music business, and double minors in music and mass communication with an emphasis on education.   She has taught guitar and piano for 25 years and homeschooled for 16 years.  Using her interest in all things old and also practical, she has taught both history and finance to homeschoolers and in co-ops for the last 12 years.  As a homeschooling parent, she has developed interesting ways to combine curriculums while ensuring that all her classes meet the requirements under Tennessee law.

Deposit:​ $50

November 1:​ $170


Whatever Happened to Penny Candy

ISBN-13: 978-0942617641
ISBN-10: 0942617649

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Economics (9-12)                     (January to May)

Total Cost: $220


Deborah Woody